The Town Council's Small Grants Scheme is operated by the Council's Community Committee. The Scheme is open to community organisations based in or working in the Parish of St Austell. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for any project or activity which is for the benefit of residents. The Council's small grants budget for the 2017/18 financial year is £8,000.
The scheme is primarily aimed at community organisations based in or working in the parish of St Austell Town. Organisations from outside of the parish of St Austell Town may only apply if they can demonstrate a significant economic or social benefit to the parish. The Council may award reduced funding levels or, indeed, refuse funding to organisations based outside of the parish.